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4/30/99

Understanding health care and making it work for you will be the focus of a three-part, mini-medical-school course for the public to be held May 11, 18 and 25 by the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

4/30/99

Peter A. Rogerson, professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship Award.

4/29/99

A plant-based fat abundant in vegetarian diets and shown to inhibit the growth of prostate and colon cancer cells in vitro, also inhibits the growth in vitro of one line of breast-cancer cells, University at Buffalo nutrition researchers have found.

4/22/99

Andrew J. Shryock, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology, has received an American Council of Learned Societies/Social Sciences Research Council International Postdoctoral Fellowship.

4/22/99

"Investing for Retirement" will be the topic of workshops for the public to be held by the UB Securities Clinic on May 1, 8 and 22.

4/25/99

Wolf Blitzer, CNN's senior White House correspondent; poet and author Lucille Clifton, and Clifton A. Poodry, director of the Division of Minority Opportunities in Research at the National Institutes of Health, will be awarded honorary degrees at the University at Buffalo’s 153rd commencement ceremony on May 16.

4/21/99

Jack D. Cox, associate dean and director of admissions and financial aid at the UB Law School, will lead a workshop on "Law School Debt Management" on April 28 at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City.

4/21/99

The emerging field of rehabilitation science will be the subject of a one-day conference April 28 in the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Getzville.

4/21/99

Radar systems employing image-formation algorithms developed by a University at Buffalo associate professor -- and likely being used by NATO planes to spot hidden targets in Yugoslavia -- have the potential to significantly improve medical ultrasonic imaging.

4/16/99

Harold Brody, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and his wife, Anne, will receive the Lynn Millane Community Service Award from the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation, Inc. on April 23.

4/16/99

Five graduates of the UB Law School will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for their valuable contributions to the legal profession and the community at the 37th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner on May 6.

4/16/99

As diversity increases in the workplace so does the opportunity for conflict, says a University at Buffalo expert in organizational behavior. The first step to address the problem, notes Debra Connelley, is "to rid oneself of ethnocentrism, or the attitude that the goals, values and beliefs of one's own group are superior."

4/14/99

It will be a down-and-dirty day of mud-play April 24, as hundreds of volleyball players from the U.S. and Canada compete in the University at Buffalo's 15th annual Oozfest.

4/19/99

Female soccer players were able to perform longer at a higher intensity on a diet composed of 35 percent fat than on diets of 27 percent fat or 24 percent fat, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found.

4/16/99

Women whose partners ate Lake Ontario sport fish, known to be contaminated with residues of PCBs and pesticides, did not take longer to conceive than women whose partners didn't eat such fish, University at Buffalo researchers have found

4/17/99

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. April 23 in the south wing of the Biomedical Education Building on the South Campus.

4/14/99

"Building for the Future: Sustainable Building Design and Construction Training Workshop," sponsored by UB and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will be held at UB on April 26-28.

4/14/99

Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 seasons and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, will speak at UB on April 22.

4/12/99

Betty Friedan, considered the foremost feminist of the 20th century, will present the Stockton-Kimball lecture May 1 at the 62nd annual Spring Clinical Day, which will be devoted to women's health issues.

4/12/99

Timothy F. Murphy, M.D., has received a five-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of a vaccine against a bacterium responsible for 3.5 million childhood ear infections annually in the U.S.

4/14/99

More than 150 walkers and runners are expected to participate in a 5K race and 2K walk that will be held by the UB Newman Centers on May 8.

4/9/99

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness in the University at Buffalo Business Alliance, assisted four local companies in receiving more than $336,000 in state training grants in the fourth quarter of 1998.

4/9/99

Michael Jankowski, former director of athletics at Niagara University, has been named an assistant director of alumni relations at UB.

4/9/99

The environmental hazards of lawn-care chemicals and alternative lawn-care treatments will be the focus of a "UB at Sunrise" program on April 22.

4/12/99

Photographic work by seniors in the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences will be on exhibit in the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts (CEPA) from April 16 through June 18.

4/5/99

The first trial of comparable doses of Ritalin, the standard treatment for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Adderall, another drug used to treat ADHD, has shown that Adderall lasts longer than Ritalin and is at least as effective.

4/7/99

Rosario Ferré, Puerto Rico's most celebrated and popular author, will join eminent critic and editor Diana de Armas Wilson as a featured speaker at "Convergencias Hispánicas," an international Hispanic studies conference to be held April 9-11 at UB.

4/7/99

Harvey Breverman, professor of art at the University at Buffalo since 1961 and a widely exhibited and internationally acclaimed artist, has been named a Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the State University of New York system.

4/7/99

Nine individuals, including the president of a major Chinese university and an astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger, will be honored when the UB Alumni Association holds its annual awards dinner on April 30.

4/7/99

The University at Buffalo has landed one of its most famous alumni -- Wolf Blitzer, CNN's senior White House correspondent -- as speaker for its 153rd commencement ceremony on May 16.

4/5/99

Jerry McGuire has been named director of the Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing in the University at Buffalo Business Alliance.

4/6/99

Researchers in the University at Buffalo Center for Hearing and Deafness have shown for the first time that a compound called leupeptin may help protect against the noise-induced hearing loss caused by living in noisy industrialized societies.

4/6/99

"Guns in the Hands of Children" will be the subject of the sixth annual Childhood Violence Symposium on April 15, sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

4/6/99

Yahoo! Internet Life, has ranked the University at Buffalo at No. 47 on its list of 100 Most Wired Colleges in the U.S.

4/2/99

Pioneering American poet Robert Creeley and his collaborative work with major American visual artists will be the focus of a panel discussion, "Walking the Dog: Robert Creeley and the Visual Arts," to be held at UB on April 10.

4/5/99

Strides being made in research and technology in the field of dental implants will be the topic of the first annual Michael A. Meenaghan Symposium on Implant Dentistry to be presented on April 23 by the UB School of Dental Medicine.

4/5/99

The local branch of the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence has up to $50,000 available to help small and medium-sized companies in Western New York create and retain manufacturing and high-technology jobs.

4/2/99

Faculty and students in the School of Nursing will bring the Wellness on Wheels van to the new King Urban Life Center at 938 Genesee St. on April 16 for a health screening and education day.

4/14/99

Yes, yes, it's him. It's Charles Bernstein, the University at Buffalo's David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters in those famous "Yellow Pages" commercials featuring comedian Jon Lovitz -- and for a scholar of esoterica, he's turned out to be very popular with the public.